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2655 – Bad Ragaz: Ortho and Neuro Applications

Intermediate / Full-Day Course
Chicago, IL / Thursday, April 7, 2022 – 7:30 am-5:00 pm – 8.0 credit hours
Indoor Pool: 7:30-9:30 am
Classroom: 9:30-11:30 am
Lunch on own: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Classroom: 12:30-3:30 pm
Indoor Pool: 3:30-5:00 pm

Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of Bad Ragaz is for strengthening and muscular recruitment with positional awareness. The passive movement patterns are both an assessment and a treatment tool. The active movements are exercises for building up neuromuscular strength with minimal to maximal resistance as stabilization is demonstrated. Bad Ragaz is a very effective therapeutic intervention for back stabilization, joint replacement, and neuromuscular imbalance. Follow treatment progressions for orthopedic joint stabilization and strengthening and learn effective neuromuscular re-education applications for abnormal muscle chain synergies.

1) Apply select Bad Ragaz Ring Method (BRRM) movement and exercise to promote tonal reduction, ROM, muscle balance, strengthening, and endurance.
2) Determine the necessity for precise body positioning to maximize client ability to perform a selected treatment pattern.
3) Practice PNF exercise components for muscle strengthening, timing, and co-ordination of muscle sequencing.
4) Fine tune skills in selecting the equipment, treatment pattern, and velocities to use based on the ability and diagnosis of the client.
5) Examine handholds and sensory motor cues to emphasize stability throughout specific active treatment patterns for the trunk, UE and LE; and be able to modify handholds/contact to recruit muscle firing in weakened muscles.
6) Demonstrate use of sensory motor cues with an isometric and isotonic contraction.
7) Explore the use of BRRM to address compensatory walking patterns.
8) Observe natural/reflexive, counteractive/reciprocal movements and discuss importance for stabilization, ROM, and tonal reduction.
9) Practice correct positioning and cues while executing passive, active assisted and active resisted isotonic, isokinetic open and closed chain rehabilitative exercise patterns.

FACULTY: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, LLC, and is an internationally known presenter and instructor on aquatic therapy and wellness. She currently instructs group wellness classes and provides individual aquatic therapy sessions. She is the author of several instructional aquatic therapy technique manuals and DVDs. She was the recipient of the ATRI International Tsunami Spirit Award (2002) and the Aquatic Therapy Professional Award (2014).